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07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19,128
Views: 3,115,370
Posted By Unca_Sam

I say it's a crashed and repaired bike, looking...

I say it's a crashed and repaired bike, looking to get turned into a tourer or cross bike, with the new canti posts. They wouldn't make the effort to tear up the decal and leave the front end looking...
07-03-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,845,003
Posted By Unca_Sam

For those less common old sizes, you will find...

For those less common old sizes, you will find origin8 and uno/Kalloy are the only remaining manufacturer of new in anything other than silver (just black). Scour ebay for the xc post, or search at...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,113
Posted By Unca_Sam

Healthcare in America is just illusion after...

Healthcare in America is just illusion after illusion. We pay more for our care (because someone will pay cash rates, set high so negotiated rates can cover more than a decade learning medicine), but...
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,113
Posted By Unca_Sam

Another dirty secret: procedure cost payments...

Another dirty secret: procedure cost payments from insurance (unless it's routine and uses a set price) use a percentage of the provider's cost, which they make as high as possible so they can net...
07-01-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,852
Posted By Unca_Sam

madpogue, I'll agree with Mad Honk. Those empty...

madpogue, I'll agree with Mad Honk. Those empty box / sealed box threads were epic, and probably some type of shared mania. What a great time to be alive!
06-19-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

:love:I missed that posting. I could do worse for...

:love:I missed that posting. I could do worse for my first aluminum frame...
Don't go buying it though. I have enough on my plate. 😪
06-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Unca_Sam

Nothing is burst, I was only hoping to use these...

Nothing is burst, I was only hoping to use these wheels. I haven't even seen if the nipples can be turned! I guess I'll take the hub and junk the rim and spokes.
... After I refurbish the hub. ...
06-15-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

So who's buying these?

So who's buying these?
06-14-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,228
Views: 1,845,003
Posted By Unca_Sam

Made some changes

I'll say this is complete now.
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First real trail ride. ...
06-13-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

Older carbon was overbuilt. It's likely fine as...

Older carbon was overbuilt. It's likely fine as long as the paint is undamaged. Biggest complaint I hear is that old carbon feels 'dead' with poor "road-feel". I'm not enough of a connoisseur to...
06-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do you need/want a dynamo? That's useful for...

Do you need/want a dynamo? That's useful for running lamps or charging batteries while moving, but I'd skip it unless I was building a long distance tourer.

edit to add:
High spoke count wheels...
06-12-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Unca_Sam

Headset is easy with those choices: pick your...

Headset is easy with those choices: pick your favorite color. They are all quality manufacturers.

Spokes are what support you on the road, pick a 32/32 wheelset, especially if you may encounter...
06-11-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Unca_Sam

I had to check the name of the place you found...

I had to check the name of the place you found these. Growing up in PA, there was only one Centralia.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,740
Posted By Unca_Sam

I always notice your photos, because your...

I always notice your photos, because your aesthetic choices are impeccable. :thumb:
06-05-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Unca_Sam

What I found

Here are a few jerseys on Ebay using a similar colorway:
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Includes yellow, green is...
06-04-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,577
Posted By Unca_Sam

A true mensch. You're good people, Barry. :thumb:

A true mensch. You're good people, Barry. :thumb:
06-03-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 442
Posted By Unca_Sam

Total Capacity is (large chainring teeth -...

Total Capacity is (large chainring teeth - smallest chainring teeth) + (largest cog teeth- smallest cog teeth). It's meant to tell you how much chain the derailleur can tension.
...
05-20-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Unca_Sam

:roflmao: :roflmao: Hooo! Haaa!...

:roflmao: :roflmao:
Hooo! Haaa! I...Can't...Breathe!!
I feel the same way.
05-13-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Unca_Sam

I don't see a problem with your plan to use...

I don't see a problem with your plan to use loctite; use the medium or low strength formulation, since derailleur screws can strip easily.
05-12-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm in love with everything except the...

I'm in love with everything except the handlebars. :love:
05-12-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19,128
Views: 3,115,370
Posted By Unca_Sam

"Mind if I do a nickel test?" *ping! *ping! ...

"Mind if I do a nickel test?"

*ping! *ping!

"I love the bright ring of a sound carbon frame, don't you?"

Edit to add: looking at the bike setup, I wouldn't necessarily conclude that the...
05-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19,128
Views: 3,115,370
Posted By Unca_Sam

Easy fix! :D

Easy fix! :D
05-11-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By Unca_Sam

Illustrations

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Freewheel side. No 'neck'....
05-11-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 619
Posted By Unca_Sam

Usually, a single speed freewheel has a little...

Usually, a single speed freewheel has a little more meat to it; a cog is a cog. Just to check, you could see if the side without the locking ring 'coasts' 'backwards', in this case, you'd be able to...
05-11-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

Anyone else thinking that the recent glut of...

Anyone else thinking that the recent glut of "deals" are desperation sales of a bike thief's old inventory?
05-07-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

Might not be your cup of tea, but it looks pristine

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3076601239053146/
...
Forum: Foo
05-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By Unca_Sam

Stan must have had a heart attack thinking about...

Stan must have had a heart attack thinking about what a piece of sheet metal would do to a motorcyclist, gory or not.
05-02-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for that ad, KiwiMtnClmbr! That bike has...

Thanks for that ad, KiwiMtnClmbr! That bike has been through the ringer, hasn't it? Is Cannondale paint that fragile?
05-02-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

I appreciate the recent Cannondale listings. I've...

I appreciate the recent Cannondale listings. I've had an idea that I'd like to try one of the OG oversize aluminum tube frames, but they're difficult to spot in a 54-55. Ideally I could find one in a...
04-28-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19,128
Views: 3,115,370
Posted By Unca_Sam

I think you mean 'schist'

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04-28-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

:roflmao2:or do both! Both is good! Hey, that...

:roflmao2:or do both! Both is good!
Hey, that Elvis guy dying in a funeral nursing home is a hoax. Everyone knows he was abducted by aliens and a facsimile body was left behind.
04-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

Oooh! 3. Should we have a nationally...

Oooh!
3. Should we have a nationally coordinated response?

:roflmao2:
04-28-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

I can think of a couple things: What level...

I can think of a couple things:

What level of testing will be adequate to end the stay at home orders
What steps can be taken to shore up the economy.
04-27-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

So long as we all agree that it's not a hoax...

So long as we all agree that it's not a hoax...
04-27-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

TL;DR! Hear! Hear!

TL;DR! Hear! Hear!
04-27-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

Clever! The strap will make it easier to pull out!

Clever! The strap will make it easier to pull out!
04-26-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

I must be a scumbag, because this is the best...

I must be a scumbag, because this is the best March and April I've had since the kids hit daycare. It's like washing your hands is great for keeping you healthy or something. Who knew?
04-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

Augh! Beautiful bike, bent steerer... :(

Augh!
Beautiful bike, bent steerer...
:(
04-26-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,901
Posted By Unca_Sam

Exclamation I need to know who had the craziest hair between...

I need to know who had the craziest hair between Oneder and wgscott. That's how I'll know which one is the more accomplished scientist. That's how this works, right? I've never been in a pandemic...
04-26-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

The virus doesn't care. One weak link breaks the...

The virus doesn't care. One weak link breaks the chain.
Wash your hands or don't touch stuff. Everyone wears a mask, at least until this sideshow of an administration can find the hotspots and...
04-25-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

Who has a thumb and likes to learn? This guy...

Who has a thumb and likes to learn? This guy :thumb:.
04-24-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

Do you think these claims are just to distract us...

Do you think these claims are just to distract us from an administration that hasn't done absolutely everything in its power to ramp up testing in order to make the determination about when to...
04-24-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56,823
Views: 8,171,247
Posted By Unca_Sam

There always seems to be another one of those....

There always seems to be another one of those. Just be patient.
04-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

groannnn:cry:

groannnn:cry:
04-23-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,812
Posted By Unca_Sam

Yo, I herd the antibody test is a DNA sampling...

Yo, I herd the antibody test is a DNA sampling front. They're going to genome everyone tested and use it to create targeted bio-diseases to make your hairs fall out and your sex organs to shrivel...
04-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

Sweden has 64 people/mi2, Orange County has ~4000...

Sweden has 64 people/mi2, Orange County has ~4000 people/mi2, New York Metropolitan Area has 26,000 people/mi2. The population of NY metro area is 2x the population of all of Sweden, and nearly 7...
04-21-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Unca_Sam

Final judgment

I'm going to pat myself on the back for paying attention when trying to mount this tire.

I thought about some glue for use in the back this afternoon, but decided to check the inside to see......
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 330,740
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Windy joyride
04-21-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,812
Posted By Unca_Sam

Useful Idiots?

Nohl here wants the governor to reopen the state, and doesn't care that his chronic liver disease likely means ge won't survive an encounter with the virus....
04-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 25,263
Posted By Unca_Sam

Dobroye utro tovarishch!

Dobroye utro tovarishch!
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